Iona

Iona : the Earliest Poetry of a Celtic Monastery

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Eight rare poems, written at Iona monastery between 563AD and the early 8th century, translated from the original Latin and Gaelic and fully annotated with literary commentary.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 139.2 x 215.6 x 24.6mm | 398.12g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps
  • 0748605312
  • 9780748605316
  • 1,770,829

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The book may well contain just eight poems, but the accompanying commentaries and historical detail are fascinating and lucidly presented. -- Hugh Dan MacLennan Priests and People The book may well contain just eight poems, but the accompanying commentaries and historical detail are fascinating and lucidly presented. Priests and Peopleshow more

About Thomas Owen Clancy

Thomas Clancy is Lecturer in the Department of Celtic at the University of Glasgow.show more

Table of contents

Attributed to Columbia - "Altus Prosator", "Adiutor Laborantium; Noli Pater; Dallan Forgaill (c 600) - "Amra Choluimb Chille (elegy for Columbia); Beccan mac Luigdech (c 650) - "Fo Reir Choluimb" (Bound to Colum), "To-fed andes (He brings Northward); Adomnan (D 704) - "Colum Cille"; Cu Chuimne - (D 747) "Cantemus in omne die" (Hymn to Mary).show more

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